Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(8), pp. 1764 - 1771
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040804
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Accurate On-line Intervention Practices for Efficient Improvement of Reading Skills in Africa


Minda B Marshall *
LectorSA Mokopane, South Africa

ABSTRACT

Lifelong learning is the only way to sustain proficient learning in a rapidly changing world. Knowledge and information are exploding across the globe. We need accurate ways to facilitate the process of drawing external factual information into an internal perceptive advantage from which to interpret and argue new information. Accurate and Effective Reading enables us to act creatively and critically in a world which is ever-changing. It provides rapid, ready access to new information and knowledge that will promote lifelong learning. LAB-on-line, a South African initiative, has proven that reading skills development is possible through visual skills and silent reading fluency improvement combined with upgrading of comprehension strategies. LAB has assisted more than 38 000 users, from Grade 1 to tertiary students to read faster, read better and remember more. [1]This project looked at the 2014/15 LAB-on-line results in a case study of students from various public and private schools (Grade 1 to Grade 12) across South Africa. LectorSA developed LAB-on-line based on 30 years of research as an on-line student interface to assist students from Grade 1 through tertiary student levels in developing the crucial skills needed to access information intelligently.[2]

KEYWORDS
Bridging the Gap in Reading Skills, Improved Academic Outcomes, Visual Skills Development, Comprehension Skills and Strategies, On-line Teacher and Student Support and Monitoring

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Minda B Marshall . "Accurate On-line Intervention Practices for Efficient Improvement of Reading Skills in Africa." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.8 (2016) 1764 - 1771. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040804.